Computer Labs

Fall 2018 Lab News

Lab Hours

The following summer hours are in effect until the first day of classes:

Rapson: Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM

McNeal: Tuesday and Thursdays, 10 AM - 2 PM (or by appointment by contacting Greg Lockhart, glockhar@umn.edu)

Fall hours will begin on the first day of classes.

Lab Updates

We made the following changes to the labs over summer 2018 to improve the student lab experience:

  • New Dell Precision Workstations and monitors in Rapson 33 and 71 (with dual monitors now available in Rapson 33).
  • New laser printers to replace the four laser printers in the Rapson 71 and McNeal 69 labs.
  • Upgrades to major software applications, including the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk, and Sketchup.
  • New software titles, including Licaso, Autodesk Alias, Keyshot, Unity 3D, Solidworks Visualize, Sketchup VRay plugin, and ElumTools (note that some titles are only available in Rapson or McNeal)

The cost tracking process started in the Fall 2017 semester will remain in place. Students are required to provide the class for which they are printing to the lab attendant managing the print job.

Reserving the Digital Design Review (DDR) Equipment

We revised our DDR processes and updated our DDR computers over the summer to better meet the needs of the College. Visit the Digital Design Review webpage for more information, including checkout processes for DDR equipment.

Purchasing Rhinoceros

Rhino Icon Looking to purchase Rhino? Make an appointment with the lab manager by emailing Greg Lockhart at glockhar@umn.edu! Cost is $72 and we can only accept GopherGold.